Size: 50,000 SF | Value: $16.8 Million | Completion: 2016 | Location: Chatham, ON
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering
WalterFedy provided architecture, full-service engineering, and project management for the construction of a new $16.8 million, 50,000 SF office facility in Chatham, Ontario. This innovative facility contains office space for over 220 IT and information systems professionals that support Union Gas storage, transmission, and distribution operations.
As part of the design process, design charrettes with key team members of the Bloomfield facility were completed in order to develop and understand the critical success factors for the project as well as the goals of Union Gas. In surveys conducted, staff identified key features including: maximizing natural lighting, the need for a more collaborative working environment, and a program that would allow for enhanced workspace choice by providing spaces for concentrated ‘heads-down’ work, team project meeting rooms, and breakout rooms.
With a strong focus on employee comfort, collaboration, and innovation, the unique building design offers flexible office and meeting space; natural light and exterior views; and energy efficient design, fixtures, and equipment that is responsive to changing weather conditions while ensuring optimal energy efficiency and ease of operation.
The building provides spaces to support various tasks such as individual focus, impromptu collaboration, formal meeting space, or large group gatherings and celebrations as needed.